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World J Gastrointest Surg. Dec 27, 2016; 8(12): 784-791
Published online Dec 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i12.784
Contemporary review of minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy
Rui Dai, Ryan S Turley, Dan G Blazer
Rui Dai, Ryan S Turley, Dan G Blazer, Department of Surgery, Advanced Oncologic and GI Surgery Division, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27708, United States
Author contributions: All authors equally contributed to this paper with conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, drafting and critical revision and editing, and final approval of the final version.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Dai R, Turley RS and Blazer DG declare no conflict of interests. No financial support.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at Duke University Medical Center, who will provide a permanent, citable and open-access home for the dataset.
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Correspondence to: Dan G Blazer, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Advanced Oncologic and GI Surgery Division, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3247, Durham, NC 27708, United States.
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Received: June 26, 2016
Peer-review started: June 28, 2016
First decision: August 5, 2016
Revised: September 9, 2016
Accepted: October 5, 2016
Article in press: October 9, 2016
Published online: December 27, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: In this contemporary review, we systematically review current literature regarding minimally invasive techniques and outcomes for pancreaticoduodenectomy. This review will be highly educational to providers-surgical and nonsurgical alike-who care for patients with resectable periampullary malignancies.